Gone: Kiffin Kicks Robbery Suspects Off UT Team

The KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL reports freshman wide receiver Nu’Keese Richardson and defensive back Mike Edwards have been “permanently dismissed” from the Tennessee football team by Coach Lane Kiffin.

Nu'Skeen Richardson Arrested Tennessee Football Player For Robbery

(Urban Meyer will shed no tears about Nu’Keese’s demise)

Our student-athletes must be responsible members of society, and this type of conduct will not be tolerated. We want a positive culture for our student-athletes that allows them to succeed in the classroom, on the field, and in life after college. My hope is that these two young men will learn from their terrible decision. Clearly, their actions have no place in our program.

The third player allegedly involved in the robbert attempt last week, Janzen Jackson, “will continue to not be allowed to participate in team activities while Kiffin awaits additional information.”

So what’s the early verdict on Kiffin’s call?

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Video: Tennessee Football Players Being Arrested

WVLT-TV in Knoxville, TN, via J.T. at CFT, has exclusive video of Tennessee football players Mike Edwards and Nu’Keese Richardson getting cuffed and stuffed by local police last night after they tried to rob two people at a gas station earlier in the evening.

Mike Edwards Arrested Tennessee Football Player For Robbery

(Mike Edwards: If they only didn’t need extra dime for the coin-op vacuum)

In the vid, Edwards is seen wearing a Nike Adidas Impossible Is Nothing shirt and Richardson appears to wince as he’s cuffed. Janzen Jackson is not seen in the video. He is not accused of being one of the men who attempted the robbery. Though Jackson was at the scene of the alleged crime and was also arrested for aiding the other two.

Marie Montmarquet Arrested Tennessee Football Player For Robbery

(Marie Montmarquet was busted with players for pot possession)

A fourth person, Marie Montmarquet, is also seen on the video and in a patrol car. She’s accused of possessing weed and marijuana paraphernalia.

Nu'Skeen Richardson Arrested Tennessee Football Player For Robbery

(Inset: Happier, more garish times for Nu’Keese Richardson)

Full, raw video of the incident after the jump. Read more…